The River Queen
Flow, Letting Go, Natural Movement
A mermaid sits on a rock above the waters. Her greenish skin shines in the night sky. A shell decorates her hair as she pushes back the long strands. Her chest is bound in a torn piece of blue cloth. Stars twinkle in the sky above her. She seems as peace.
The River Queen appears as an Ally in this reading. She is here to help you go with the flow. Literally. Water is one of the most powerful natural force on the planet. With time, the gentle flow of water can cut through or wear down mountains, as long is it goes where it wishes.
An old manager told me once to “be like water.” Don’t get hung up on the details or being perfect. Yes I know I’m preaching to the choir there! LOL! So we let go of all holds us in one place and fear not of drowning. The River Queen will carry us to new places that we could never have imagined!
4 of Wands
I’m liking where this is going!
The Spirit mentioned on this card is Anotchi – the healing protector of the Ashanti in Ghana. Not only a great magician and medicine man, he’s also a kingmaker! He conjured a great cloud in the sky and called forth a golden chair. Anotchi commanded the chair to place itself in front of the man who would be the King of the Ashanti tribe (African Mythology, A to Z By Patricia Ann Lynch, Jeremy Robert, pg 49). The presence of the golden chair ensured good health, success and prosperity of all the Ashanti – as long as the chair was kept safely in the royal palace and no one allowed to sit upon it.
The African American of note on this card is Robert Smalls. Born a slave, he rose from bondage to become a ship’s pilot, sea captain, and politician. Commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the CSS Planter, he freed himself, his crew and their families in 1862 by sailing it to freedom beyond the Federal blockade.
The suit of wands represents air. In this case, the winds of the sea as we sail out to meet our fate. Those winds could also be the stirred up by the magic within ourselves and the Divine as even higher magic is worked.
In your dealings for the next week, watch for the kingmaker! Should this figure appear in your life, graciously accept the magical gift the offer – and follow their instructions to the letter. You can rise up higher that anyone ever believed with hard work and leading by example.
8 of Wands
For a first card, this is pretty awesome!
The orisha/spirit mentioned on this card is Eshu. Some may know him as the infamous Papa Legba. Eshu is not only a messenger for the gods, He looks after travelers as well. As we are riding out a bumpy retrograde of Mercury, those who are traveling may want to petition Eshu for assistance if needed!
The African American of note on this card is James Beckworth. Born a slave of Black, Irish and English nobility descent, his owners set him free after a lengthy battle in courts. Trained as a blacksmith, James led an adventurous life eventually living with a Crow Band of Native Americans, becoming a business man and a professional card player. This card shows James as he stands in the mountains of Sierra, Nevada. he is credited with discovering the Beckworth Pass a low-elevation pass and improved it to become the Beckworth Trail.
The suit of wands represents air. In this case, the breeze as we travel from place to place or the winds in the mountains. This particular card reveals travel, unexpected developments and events as well as travel, speed and messages.
As you travel this week, be careful! Prepare for the unexpected! Your decisions may take you higher than you ever imagined!